thanks Cberg and Girlie...I showed negative on blood tests for bartonella or babesia and don't have the classic symptoms. Of course, the blood tests are notoriously inaccurate and I have never had a biopsy, so I can't be sure.
After stopping antibiotics, I no longer had joint pain, sensitivity in the feet, brain fog or headaches but I was still weak and easily fatigued (which is a common side-effect for me from antibiotics).
From reading the scientific literature (I have a phd in a scientific field), it's clear exactly what drugs work in vitro to destroy all forms of the bacteria. It's not clear what drugs work in vivo, however I'm willing to try. I've got 3 small kids, professional job, and I'm a single mom so I really need to cure this disease.
Any help much appreciated. I'd like to find an LLMD who is prescribing the persister drugs. I'm willing to travel cross country if I need to, but east coast would be preferable. Please email me!